Romario to play in Australia

Adelaide, September 29:

Former Brazilian World Cup star Romario will play four games with Australian team Adelaide United in this year’s A-League soccer competition.

Romario, a member of Brazil’s 1994 World Cup-winning team, will play for Adelaide in November and December, the team said on Friday. His first game will be an away match November 25 against the Central Coast Mariners.

The 40-year-old Romario just completed a one-year contract with Miami FC, an expansion club in the United Soccer League.

Romario formerly played for several big-name teams including Spain’s Barcelona and Valencia and Dutch side PSV Eindhoven.

“Australian football has been growing tremendously, especially after the last World Cup, and the success of their national team,” Romario said. “You can definitely expect a lot of dedication,” said Romario.

Adelaide United coach John Kosmina said he was satisfied with Romario, despite his age, would help the team. “He’s got an art you can’t coach,” said Kosmina. “You’re born with it, and that sort of skill and grace he’s got doesn’t dissipate with time.”